ELVAS

SENTRY IN THE BORDER

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As a former galleon with his white candles opened to the wind, the city seems to monitor other another margin of the Guadiana. Not uselessly, Elvas was always the key that the best guarded the freedom and independence of Portugal along all his history. She belongs to Portugal from July 8, 1226, day in that the monarch D. Sancho II, after previous numerous attempts, the capture of definitive form for your wreath. His frontier character provided an eventful life to him, being submitted to numerous sieges and leading numerous warlike episodes that led her to facing the armies of Castile, personified in the nearby city of Badajoz.

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ELVAS MEDIEVAL CITY   

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ELVAS TODAY

As few cities, Elvas has could bring together perfectly the tradition and his glorious past, preserving almost entirely the monuments, medieval walls, cathedral, castle, the walls bastionnée (badly called Vauban), inherited from his past, without resigning the progress and the changes and evolutions of the ways of living. The population within the walls has modernized in harmonicly, coexisting with the new constructions outside fruit of a necessary and respectful expansion. Today in the united Europe, the bows between this beautiful locality and nearby Badajoz, have become closer still mas and the interchange of relations, experiences and common experiences have obtained, that Portuguese and Spanish, us sintamos many mas surrounds that never, in all our history.

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